Monday, October 8, 2012

HELP OUT: Tickets to Circus Soirée Benefit Here #CircEsteem

10 Days Until the Soirée!

Dear Bonnie,
Take a peek below to learn about our fundraising goals, how to buy tickets for Circus Soirée or to volunteer and/or participate at the event!

It's CircEsteem like you've never seen us before at this fall's Circus Soirée!

Join CircEsteem on Thursday, October 18th from 7pm-10pm at Architectural Artifacts for an evening of inspiring performances, delectable food and libation, a spectacular silent auction- Whimsy, surprise and amazement around every corner!

VIP ticket holders can enjoy a private pre-party reception from 6pm-7pm in the Architectural Artifacts garden with special food, an open bar and exciting live performance as well as reserved VIP seating at the main event!
Learn more about the needs behind our fundraising-
$50,000 a year-  
CircEsteem offers free tutoring and circus instruction 3 days a week, 32 weeks of the year, through our 'HomeWork & CircusWork' program.This program is 100% free to participants and serves over 30 youth each week.
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20,000 miles a year to transport- 
CircEsteem transports 30 youth a week, picking them up at school and taking them home afterwards.  Money raised at Circus Soirée will help us buy a new van allowing more youth to participate.
Will YOU support CircEsteem and help us reach our goals?
Rackim Contortion 
40,000 participants
CircEsteem reaches over 40,000 people each year offering over 150 workshops and performances.  We crisscross the city and suburbs providing circus programs at 15 offsite locations 5 days a week. 
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100% High School graduation rates-

CircEsteem has a 100% graduation rate from high school, with all of the students going on to pursue higher learning.  To date CE graduates have amassed over $600,000 in outside scholarships thanks to our partnership withChicago Scholars.
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$10,000 in matching funds-
CE has employed over 60 youth since the creation of theCircusTeens Job Program.
To date CircusTeens have been paid over $40,000 with almost $15,000 of it being saved for college. In addition CE has provided matching funds to encourage college savings totaling nearly $10,000.

There's still time to buy your tickets to Circus Soirée!
Nothing would please us more than having you join our fundraising efforts on Thursday, October 18th at Architectural Artifacts for our Circus Soirée!
Your contributions help make our free programming, youth employment efforts and community outreach a continued reality!

For more info, to purchase tickets or make a financial contribution 
please visit Brown Paper Tickets.  

Maribeth Joy
Executive Director

It's a family circus....Du-Jay and Sagezilla are performing with a slew of talented CircEsteem kids.   We'll be there shooting stills and video.   If you can't make it or don't live locally, you can still donate.   CircEsteem's doing amazing work.   Check it out!

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